Separation is not just the decision to leave

…you need to know what to do next.

You have made the stressful decision to end your relationship.  You initially feel relieved that you have finally made the decision to separate. Your partner now knows that you want to move on.

As you begin to unravel your life together, you begin to realise that it is more complicated than you first thought.  There are so many little things to consider – What happens with the cars? What furniture can I take? Who gets to keep the family pet?  Not to mention the big things – Who is going to look after the children? Who will stay in the house? What will a financial settlement look like for me?

So many things will never be the same. Change brings another whole set of issues.  That feeling of confidence that you gained from telling your partner will slowly be replaced by feelings of hopelessness and frustration.

Many people find themselves overwhelmed trying to navigate through the separation process.  It is likely that you will also struggle trying to make sense of the process. Before you get to that point, you need the right legal advice.

Not everything your friends and family say will be relevant to you. 

The worst thing for you right now is to end up with false expectations, believing that you are entitled to things that maybe you are not.  This will only lead to a waste of your time, energy and money. You didn’t make the difficult choice to separate, just to create more heartache for yourself.

The right advice will give you the confidence to face what is coming. 

You need to be focused on finding a fair outcome for your particular situation.   

Start taking steps now so that you can move through the process as quickly as possible.  Contact me, Jessica Shuttleworth, today for a free 15 minute telephone conversation. 

Let’s talk about how you can make your Separation a respectful experience.